Newsletter – 17 Februrary 2013

ST. JOSEPH’S, MOSSLEY – 17th February, 2013-

Cafod donation – £115.00 – from the parish lunch diners.

200 CLUB – £25 A Oliver; £15 E O’Neil; £10 E O’Neil.

LATELY DEAD – Mgr Michael McConnon – Nazareth House.

ANNIVERSARIES – Derek Robinson; Marion Holt (Birthday Anniversary)

BAPTISM – we welcome Savannah Bernadette Cox into the family at St. Joseph’s.

MASSES THIS WEEK – Mass will be at 10am each day

FEASTS THIS WEEK – Thurs- St Peter Damian; Sat- St Polycarp


CONFESSIONS – Saturdays at 10.30am and 6.10pm.

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY – this coming Friday. Do take an envelope.

LECTIO DIVINA – on the Mondays in Lent – in the presbytery at 7.30-8.30pm. All welcome. A meditative reflection on a gospel passage followed by silent prayer.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS -Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm

STATION MASSES – are held on Tuesday evenings – when the venues are published we will leave the information on the notice board.

THEATRE OUTING – THE LION KING – this Tuesday.19th February. The coach will leave church for the Palace Theatre at 6.30pm.

WOMEN’S DAY OF PRAYER – 1st March at 1.30pm at St Joseph’s.

LENTEN COURSE – St George’s – on Mondays 7.30-9pm. See poster.

PARISH LUNCH – our renowned chefs served a splendid meal on Shrove Tuesday with an assortment of mouthwatering dishes including pancakes. All agreed that it was most cordial and convivial; a lovely occasion.

HALF TERM – hope that parents, teachers and children can chill out next week wherever they are- Florida or Mossley. It promises to be dry.

LENT ARRIVES BEFORE THE SWALLOW – much milder than during the week but not quite Spring yet. Let’s hope that the Holy Spirit will gently lead us to spend a little more time with Our Blessed Lord during this Lent. Even if we just managed to say ‘Thank you’ for all our blessings at the end of each day, that would be marvellous. The Holy Spirit will let us know if there is anything else we can do – and then we have to take the plunge!

PRAYERS WILL BE NEEDED – when the cardinals gather to elect the next pope. It might be worth having a punt! I suppose we ought to let Pope Benedict know that if he would care to inhale and imbibe the salubrious air of Mossley, then he would be more than welcome. Better still, he could join us for the Whit Procession – that would draw the crowds in!

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